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Falcons golf member named CCAA Coach of the Year


Fanshawe Falcons golf head coach, Colin Robertson was recently named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Coach of the Year.

Melissa Novacaska | Interrobang | Sports | October 19th, 2018

Fanshawe’s varsity golf head coach Colin Robertson, was named this year’s Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Coach of the year.

According to a Fanshawe Athletics Oct. 15 press release, Robertson teaches in Fanshawe’s golf and club management program and created the Robertson Gold Academy with a “goal of helping student athletes improve their game and reach to also reach personal goals”.

The release also said that Robertson “makes every effort possible to understand each student’s learning style and adapt”.

Robertson’s goal is to make the Falcons golf program one of the best in the country.

According to the release, one of Robertson’s achievements this year includes guiding two of his student athletes, Alyssa Stoddart and Braydon White to win individuals titles at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Championships.

The release said that this win is the first time in Fanshawe’s golf history that a coach has been given the title of a National Coach of the Year.

Robertson also helped prepare Fanshawe’s women’s golf team to win their first ever team title, as well as helped the men win a silver medal for their team event.

The CCAA golf convenor, Jim Knight has positives to share about Robertson and the work that he does.

“His approach to his student-athletes is that they improve everyday whether it be on the course or in class and his commitment in this approach, along with trying to grow the sport, is evidenced in this year’s results,” Knight said.

Nathan McFadden. Fanshawe’s manager of athletics also had positive words to share about Robertson and his accomplishments.

“Since joining our program four years ago, Colin has taken our program to the next level. He is very dedicated to his student-athletes’ success on and off the golf course and is highly deserving of this honour,” McFadden said.

Fanshawe’s varsity golfers will head to Medicine Hat, Atla., to compete in the National Championships from Oct. 16 to 19.

For more information about Fanshawe’s varsity golf department, visit
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